It’s a huge game for Leeds United on Saturday evening as they travel to take on Frank Lampard’s Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Frank has got his big-money stars firing and they’re currently sitting in third place, two points off the top.
Leeds are on a roll too after bouncing back from two disappointing 4-1 defeats to record back-to-back clean sheets and a 1-0 win against Everton last time out.
Given how well Leeds played on Saturday at Goodison Park, there’s every chance that Marcelo Bielsa will put out an unchanged line-up.
However, we think he has to make one change and bring in Rodrigo, the club’s record signing in the summer.
He hasn’t started since his brush with Covid-19 ahead of the international break and only got on the pitch for the last couple of minutes against Everton.
However, he is a world-class player and Leeds will need every edge they can get against a strong Chelsea side.
It will be incredibly harsh on Gjanni Alioski – on a reported £15k-a-week – who’s come in and played brilliantly in Rodrigo’s absence.
But we’re almost sure that Bielsa will do what’s best for the side – and that’s having Rodrigo pulling the strings in the number 10 position.
The rest of the side should stay the same, barring injury news, with Stuart Dallas moving back to the left-back position.
Raphinha’s match-winning and eye-catching display against Everton will see him start on the right again.
And, while Jack Harrison hasn’t hit the same heights, he put in a solid game against Everton, swapping flanks with the Brazilian to great effect.
It means no place in the starting XI for Helder Costa, who almost scored a late second for Leeds when he came off the bench on Saturday.
Diego Llorente could make the bench after recovering from a groin injury and that’s a big boost for Bielsa.
This is the side we think Bielsa will put out against Chelsea on Saturday.
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